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Policy

First US Senate debate offers window into candidates’ stances

Last Monday, Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and her Republican challenger Susan Hutchison met for their first debate leading up to the November midterm election....Read More

Human rights index measures LGBTQ equality in 10 Washington cities

The Human Right’s Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s latest Municipal Equality Index (MEI) shows Washington cities performing above the national average in LGBTQ Equality measurements. The 2018...Read More

Washington State Senate establishes ‘Code of Conduct Workgroup’

The Washington State Senate has begun Phase II of its effort to maintain an appropriate and respectful workplace in the Legislature with the creation of...Read More

Republican Senators put forth package of legislation focused on prioritizing mental health in Washington

On Wednesday morning, Senators Steve O’Ban, John Braun, and Randi Becker announced a series of proposals aimed at improving mental health care and addiction recovery...Read More

Labor resistance to carbon initiative growing

As election day draws closer, campaigning for and against statewide ballot initiatives is ramping up. Initiative 1631, the state’s carbon pricing initiative, is not only facing...Read More

Constantine releases 2019-2020 King County Proposed Budget

King County Executive Dow Constantine released his proposed 2019-2020 biennial budget today. The two-year budget allocates approximately $11.6 billion to cover the county’s 15,000 employees...Read More

Podcast: A Conversation with Senator Annette Cleveland on Healthcare

Senator Annette Cleveland is the Chair of the Washington State Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee. She also serves as a member of the...Read More

City of Sumner creates Family Wage Job Credit Program

Last week, the City of Sumner’s City Council adopted an ordinance creating the Family Wage Job Credit Program to incentivize job growth in the city....Read More

Schrier and Rossi argument highlights the ongoing dilemma of low Medicaid reimbursement rates

What this ad, and Dr. Schrier’s responses to it highlight is that low Medicaid reimbursement rates result in doctors not being able to accept unlimited...Read More

Second quarter Economic Review shows strong growth, vulnerability to new tariffs

With almost all of those products and industries facing new tariffs, the overall effect on the Washington economy could be serious. Overall, however, the report...Read More